Since the Spring of 2013 Feed Our Scholars committee members have raised tens of thousands of dollars through their local fundraising efforts, grant writing, and the generous fundraisers from the community at large. Stayed tuned for our next fundraising effort!
Our 2016 Chowder/Soup Supper & Dessert Auction:
Many hungry diners showed up for soup, salad, rolls and a dessert auction that helped us raise $1200!
Fort Edgecomb Half Marathon & 5K Race:
On Sunday, May 24th our dedicated volunteers manned 6 water stops and performed course marshal duties during this annual 5K race. By volunteering we received 20% of the entry fees, generating $824.
Bake Sales, Raffles and Yoga, oh my!
We celebrated the Holiday Season with 3 fundraisers and raised $1083 in less than a month!
This was our most successful bake sale to date! We hope to have at least two bake sales each year in the Wiscasset area. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for our next one. Many thanks to Shaw’s and Ames Supply for hosting our past bake sales. If you would like to host a bake sale or other fundraising event please contact us via our contact form on our home page.
This is turning into an Annual Event!
On April 5, 2014 we held our second community Spaghetti Supper/Silent Auction fundraiser and brought in over $2300. We thank the many volunteers who baked and cooked for the evening; the 50 plus local businesses that donate items and gift certificates for the silent auction; and the roomful of caring supporters that came to the event.
Feed Our Scholars received numerous grants from charitable organizations including:
Wiscasset Female Charitable Society (2013/14/15/16 and 2017), The Joy Grant from the Jumpstart Our Youth Program at the Wiscasset Middle School – made possible by the Unity Foundation (2013/14/16 & 2017), The Bank of Maine (2013 & 2014), and the Elizabeth Ann Leach Foundation (2014 & 2015.)
2013 Fundraisers included a Holiday Bake Sale, a screening of A Place at the Table, a Pot Luck/Recipe Auction, a 5K Family Fun Run/Walk and our first Spaghetti Supper/Silent Auction! Combined with other community member fundraisers, including a McDonald’s/Wiscasset High School event, along with Individual and Business Sponsorships, we were off and running in our first year and achieved our initial goal of $10,000 for 40 Wiscasset school children.